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hanleyclifford
07-31-2013, 02:04 PM
Or should this be designated "running 'em out on a rail/bus/plane in style? http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/31/hawaii-lawmakers-to-buy-their-homeless-one-way-tickets-out-town/

hanleyclifford
07-31-2013, 02:12 PM
Great idea, send them all to gladiator school in Los Angeles... Bad investment - who would pay to see violence in Los Angeles?

David W Pratt
07-31-2013, 02:13 PM
So, what are the "root causes" of homelessness?

hanleyclifford
07-31-2013, 02:20 PM
So, what are the "root causes" of homelessness? Not really the subject of the thread but I'll hazard a guess: too many lazy, coddled, illegal, worthless, Untermenschen, idle slackards.:)

Captain Intrepid
07-31-2013, 02:31 PM
Mental illness is the big cause.

So long as this program isn't coercing people to leave in any way shape or form, it doesn't seem like a bad idea. I somehow doubt it'll be applied with pure motives though.

ahp
07-31-2013, 02:34 PM
Great idea, send them all to gladiator school in Los Angeles...

Gladiator contests would out pull NFL football any time. It is REAL he man.

hanleyclifford
07-31-2013, 02:42 PM
Gladiator contests would out pull NFL football any time. It is REAL he man. Well, the Raiders, anyway...

John of Phoenix
07-31-2013, 02:42 PM
Not really the subject of the thread but I'll hazard a guess: too many lazy, coddled, illegal, worthless, Untermenschen, idle slackards.:)Fascinating that you use that word.


Untermensch (German (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_language) for under man, sub-man, sub-human; plural: Untermenschen) is a term that became infamous when the Nazi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism) racial (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism) ideology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideology) used it to describe "inferior people"[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untermensch#cite_note-1) especially "the masses from the East," that isJews (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jews), Gypsies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_people), and Slavic peoples (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavic_people) including Poles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poles), Serbs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbs), Belarusians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarusians), Russians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russians) and Rusyns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusyns)[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untermensch#cite_note-2)[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untermensch#cite_note-3).


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ufs58e6Bz6M/UeAW_Ndr_zI/AAAAAAAACbY/wvSK1N-rDwY/w1376-h774-no/20130707_124731.jpg

hanleyclifford
07-31-2013, 02:50 PM
Jobs retraining is an option: http://www.aonghascrowe.com/storage/Galley%20slaves%20rowing.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVE RSION=1359423795303

Keith Wilson
07-31-2013, 02:51 PM
Fascinating that you use that word.He's being ironic.

You all realize this is a voluntary program, right?

hanleyclifford
07-31-2013, 03:00 PM
He's being ironic.

You all realize this is a voluntary program, right? Think of the possibilities, Keith; a smart hobo could string together a few of those plans and set up a nice annual migration scheme.

Hugh Conway
07-31-2013, 03:06 PM
You all realize this is a voluntary program, right?

that's what the germans said initially too.


err, the homeless hobo's already have annual migrations.

hanleyclifford
07-31-2013, 03:11 PM
that's what the germans said initially too.


err, the homeless hobo's already have annual migrations. Oh, but you're thinking small: summer down east, winter in Florida or maybe Hawaii, and all ya gotta do is shower up and be nice on the (free) plane ride!

pefjr
07-31-2013, 03:13 PM
I heard some kind residents of Sharon Ma. will take them, even furnish them a hand gun for protection if they're teen age.

Hugh Conway
07-31-2013, 03:22 PM
Oh, but you're thinking small: summer down east, winter in Florida or maybe Hawaii, and all ya gotta do is shower up and be nice on the (free) plane ride!

I think you are the one thinking small:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/shane-warren-speegle-says_n_1694577.html

living in DC in the 80s there was a similar story; he'd pandhandle in DC in the summer, then winter in his Florida condo. I've seen "organized" panhandling behavior in various places (like the metering onramp panhandlers in Oregon who work shifts - prime person gets the prime rush hour, but they change every hour)

Glen Longino
07-31-2013, 03:22 PM
I heard some kind residents of Sharon Ma. will take them, even furnish them a hand gun for protection if they're teen age.

You heard that? Ha!
Those voices in your head are getting louder, aren't they?:)

hanleyclifford
07-31-2013, 03:30 PM
I think you are the one thinking small:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/shane-warren-speegle-says_n_1694577.html

living in DC in the 80s there was a similar story; he'd pandhandle in DC in the summer, then winter in his Florida condo. I've seen "organized" panhandling behavior in various places (like the metering onramp panhandlers in Oregon who work shifts - prime person gets the prime rush hour, but they change every hour) You're right, I was thinking small - but I'm new at this; give me some time...:)

hanleyclifford
07-31-2013, 03:36 PM
You heard that? Ha!
Those voices in your head are getting louder, aren't they?:) But Glen, Hawaii has beaches.

Glen Longino
07-31-2013, 04:35 PM
But Glen, Hawaii has beaches.

:)Lake Tawakoni has Beaches...and I can walk over there!
Of course, these Beaches are rough and a little dirty and unimproved, but what the hell, a Beach is a Beach!;)